The Delusions of gender

Edlira Folman, Mia Renner Alstrup, Sarah Smith, Iqra Hamayun, Gunnar Orn Heimisson, De Jesus & Daniella D'Arco

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project report looks into the notions of biological sex, gender, gender-identity and self-perception, and the way they relate to each-other. It is often assumed that gender and sex are the same aspect of a human being, and through this project we want to find out if the two are indeed the same, or essentially different. For a proper understanding of these notions, we work through research questions to answer the problem formulation: What Is Gender? Gender has been studied through many theoretical perspectives; for the purpose of this project we decided to use a philosophical, sociological and neuro-scientific approach. The literature used includes mainly Descartes, Michel Foucault, Anthony Giddens, as well as Ian Burkitt, Cordelia Fine and Gene Kemp. We arranged the project in three major chapters, each of them trying to answer one of the research questions. The final conclusion summarizes all the findings and insights gained while working on the project, and provide an answer to the problem formulation.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2013
VejlederePatrick Rowan Blackburn & Jens Lohmann


  • Humanities
  • Gender